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MU challenges the Royal National Theatre's attempt to replace the War Horse band with a recording

The MU is supporting the five musicians engaged on the acclaimed musical production War Horse, (Neyire Ashworth, Andrew Callard, Jonathan Eddie, David Holt, and Colin Rae) in their application for an Interim Injunction seeking enforcement of the contracts between them and the Royal National Theatre (RNT).

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MU supports 'Back Busking’ campaign

Back Busking

The MU attended the launch of the Mayor of London’s Back Busking campaign at St Pancras this morning, an event which featured a live performance by The King’s Parade, a band featuring MU members.

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Save the George Tavern - east London's historic music venue

The George Tavern, a Grade II listed pub in Stepney, London, is under threat from developers who have purchased the adjoining site.

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Music Education Expo Hub Innovation Award

The Musicians’ Union are pleased to be once again sponsoring the Hub Innovation Award at next year’s Music Education Expo.

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Join TUC march to save the NHS, Manchester, 29 Sept

The MU are supporting the TUC march to "Save The NHS" on 29 September in Manchester. As well as marching we have decided to quite literally "bang the drum" by putting together a samba band for the event with the help of "Manchester School of Samba".

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Campaign to save Bull’s Head Music Room

The Bull's Head remains one of the first and most important jazz venues in Britain and has played a leading role in live jazz music.

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London Pride Parade 29 June 2013

Pride March 2013

Musicians’ Union members are once again taking part in the London Pride Parade along with sister Unions Equity, NUJ and BECTU under the Federation of Entertainment Unions (FEU) banner on Saturday 29 June 2013.

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PRSF fund for touring and co-commissions cross border

Beyond Borders - a co-commissioning and touring programme run in partnership with Creative Scotland, Arts Council of Wales, Arts Council of Northern Ireland and Colwinston Trust.

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Increase agreed for West End musicians

Members voted in favour of acceptance of a 1 year agreement with the Society of London Theatre for an increase in minimum salaries of 2.2%.

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Creative Music Workshop Skills – Search & Reflect

Creative Music Workshop Skills

Following the ‘Introduction to Community Music’ workshop hosted last month, Community Music are offering a 10 week Creative Music Workshop Skills course for MU and Sound Connection members at a discounted rate.

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